Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - DNA Interest Group

DNA Interest Group | DNA Testing

DNA Interest Group

Meets: Quarterly on the 5th Saturday of most months (check calendar)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance.
Attendees can bring a bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.
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Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building






Saturday, October 29, 2016
Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)

Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA) The ADSA is a free chromosome browser, created by Don Worth and hosted at DNAgedcom.com, that depicts all of your matching DNA segments on each chromosome and lets you visualize triangulated groups using colored graphics. It makes it easier to perform segment triangulation by highlighting groups of your matches who share a common ancestor. ADSA has thousands of users all over the world. Don will describe the steps in segment analysis and talk about how ADSA can be used in conjunction with the tools at GEDMATCH and Family Tree DNA as well as other testing companies to support your genealogical research

Presenter: Don Worth is a retired Asst. Vice Chancellor of Administrative Information Systems from UCLA. He has been researching his and his wife's genealogies for almost 40 years, is on the executive board of the Ventura County Genealogical Society, and enjoys applying his love of computers and technology to the hunt for his ancestors. He is active in the VCGS DNA Special Interest Group and leads the society's Technology SIG.

  • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
  • 10:10-11:45 “Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)”
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

    $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

    Following the regular meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m., those who are Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Project Administrators or Project Co-administrators are invited to remain to discuss how they are managing group projects. The Roundtable format allows people to share expertise and create solutions to issues.


    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    Dear Distant Cousin: The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail


    This presentation will examine case studies that were solved by combining autosomal DNA and genealogical records.

    Presenter: John Richardson, PhD, Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies, has taught college courses on genealogical information resources. His personal focus is on early 19th-20th century Ohio, especially Belmont, Guernsey, Jefferson, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington counties as well as earlier 19th century emigration from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He is also the Richardson Surname Administrator for Family Tree DNA.

  • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
  • 10:10-11:45 “Dear Distant Cousin: The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail”
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

    $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

    Following the regular meeting from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend. Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.

    Future Meetings in 2017/2018:
    To be held quarterly on the 5th Saturday of a month from 10:00 - 2:00 at the SCGS Library.
    April 29, 2017; July 29, 2017; September 30, 2017; (Sun.) January 28, 2018.

    SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:

  • SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X
  • French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX

    SAVE THE DATE
    June 8, 2017 5th Annual Genetic Genealogy Convention, "Diving into DNA" followed by June 9-11, 2017 48th Annual Genealogy Jamboree "Hunting Your Heritage" at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel


    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Deciphering the Letters of DNA Soup

    Have you ever wondered about the four types of DNA used in genetic genealogy? Learn about the types of DNA tests sold by Family Tree DNA: Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and the Family Finder test which includes both the autosomal and X chromosome tests. Cheri will demonstrate how DNA overcame a brick wall that stood since the 1950s, and a case involving the unknown parentage of two sisters.

    Presenter: Cheri Mello has been active in genealogy for 25 years and regularly gives presentations about the use of DNA. She runs five DNA projects and manages mailing lists involving Portuguese-Azorean genealogy. She teaches math and music. She was a National Board Certified teacher and holds a Masters in Education.

  • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
  • 10:10-11:45 Presentation
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

    $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

    For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, and Kathy Johnston at dna@scgsgenealogy.com

    Following the regular meeting from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend. Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.

    Future Meetings in 2017/2018:
    To be held quarterly on the 5th Saturday of a month from 10:00 - 2:00 at the SCGS Library.
    July 29, 2017; September 30, 2017; (Sun.) January 28, 2018; March 31, 2018.

    SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:

  • SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X
  • French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX

    SAVE THE DATE
    June 8, 2017 5th Annual Genetic Genealogy Convention, "Diving into DNA"
    followed by June 9-11, 2017 48th Annual Genealogy Jamboree "Hunting Your Heritage" at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

     


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    The DNA Interest Group was formed in 2005 and held its first meeting in conjunction with the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) in July 2005.

    The group focus is to provide education to assist genealogists to understand the DNA test processes and interpret their test results.

    Since 2005 there have been many changes in the types of DNA test services, the number of DNA test companies for genealogical purposes and evolving databases and tools for analytical purposes. Project administrators coordinate across the various facets of genetic genealogy to help lead the DNA Interest Group members into the future.

    To order a DNA kit from Family Tree go to http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=SCGS.

    FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME:

    SCGS sponsors two DNA projects through Family Tree DNA:

  • SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME,
  • and the French Heritage Project

    To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or follow this link to order online.